The absolute at large
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atom through nuclear fission infects everyone in the vicinity of the process with a
kind of religious mania. The comedy implicit in this story idea might of course
have been used for an anti-religious satire, but this was not Capek's real aim. In
At eleven o'clock (and page 115) he had arrived at his own definition of the idea
of religion, which differed from his predecessor's by precisely one word. After this
he dealt succinctly with the methods of the exact science of religion (with a few ...
They say it's about religion — that's what they tell me." "What sort of religion?" "Oh
, ours or the Swiss — nobody knows which. It's so as there'll be only one religion,
they say." "Well, we used to have only one religion before." "But other places ...
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"We aren't used to reckoning with God as a reality. We don't know what His presence may bring about..." By sally tarbox on 9 August 2017 Format: Paperback Written in the 1920s, this novel is set in ... Read full review
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In The Absolute at Large, a machine releases an invisible, spiritual power as a byproduct, leading to religious frenzy and global war, but somehow Čapek maintains a frenetic, comic tone as well as a ... Read full review
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